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The recent Pokémon Presents live stream allegedly used a fan arrangement of a piece of music, without their knowledge.
As highlighted by the popular Pokémon Twitter account Lewtwo, the music used during a trailer for the upcoming Pokemon Scarlet & Violet DLC appears to be the same arrangement as a recently uploaded fan cover.
The arrangement, uploaded by ND Music, is a cover of the Area Zero theme, music which plays in the Area Zero region of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
“I’m not particularly upset, but rather confused and surprised that an unofficial creation would be included in official content, especially coming from TPC,” wrote ND Music on Twitter.
The creator then provided another side-by-side of both pieces of music, highlighting the similarities in the arrangements.
VGC has reached out to The Pokémon Company for comment on this story and will update it should we receive one.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet‘s DLC will be released in two parts. The first of these DLC packs, The Teal Mask, will be released in September. The second part, The Indigo Disk, will be released in Winter 2023. Both DLC packs were detailed in an extensive trailer.
“At this time of year, the villages hold festivals, bustling with all kinds of stalls and stands. Make new friends and meet new Pokémon as you unravel the old legends of Kitakami,” reads an official description for the expansion.
Players who pre-order the expansion will be provided with a new uniform set, which will differ depending on which base game they have.
As an early purchase bonus, players who buy the expansion before October 31 will receive a Hisuian Zoroark that isn’t obtainable in the Paldea region.
A new trailer for Detective Pikachu Returns was also shown during the Pokemon Presents presentation.
It was also announced the addition of two classic Pokémon titles to the Nintendo Switch Online classic games collection.